“Portugal and Spain have a great opportunity for
cross-border cooperation, because the two countries together have the largest
reserves of a fundamental natural resource for electric mobility in the coming
years: Lithium”, declared António Costa.
António Costa pointed out that the largest lithium reserves
exist on both sides of the Portuguese-Spanish border.
“More than competing for each one to have its own battery
factory and each one to have its own refinery, we must have the capacity to
jointly develop a strategy to value in common a resource that, being the
largest European reserve, is still insufficient and will always imply the
importation of more lithium to create a sustainable factory for the production
of batteries”, maintained the leader of the executive.
“We have every advantage to work together”, reinforced the prime minister, in a speech in which he also defended the acceleration of energy interconnections between the Iberian Peninsula and the rest of Europe, as well as the Iberian mechanism in force to disconnect the evolution of the electricity gas price.